Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Easy No Sew High Low Vest Tutorial

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I wear layers most of the time.  Sometimes it's a t-shirt and hoodie, but other times, when I have to look like adulty and like I didn't just roll out of bed, I throw a vest on over my shirt to dress it up.

One day, I was wishing I had a vest to go with a specific shirt I was wearing that day and then happened to glance at my mountain reasonably sized stash of fabric and realized that I had everything I needed to make myself a new vest.  10 minutes later, I was done and out the door.

Easy No Sew High Low Vest Tutorial

Want to make the cutest, easiest fashion piece ever for yourself?  You'll need four things...a yard of knit fabric, fabric scissors, 10 minutes of your time, and a long sleeved shirt from your closet.

Seriously, that's it.  And don't worry.  You won't be cutting up your long sleeved shirt.   

Spread your knit fabric out and lay your long sleeved shirt on top of it, pulling the sleeves out to each side.   

Easy No Sew High Low Vest Tutorial

Cut a rectangle out that's several inches longer than your shirt and goes from one sleeve cuff to the other as shown below.

Easy No Sew High Low Vest Tutorial

Fold down the top of the shirt a few inches and make a mark on the fabric above each sleeve seam.

Easy No Sew High Low Vest Tutorial

Fold the shirt down again until the fold is past the bottom of the sleeves.  Make a second mark on the fabric straight below the first one as shown.

Easy No Sew High Low Vest Tutorial

Fold your shirt back up or toss it carelessly to the side...it's your choice.  Grab your scissors and cut two slits in the fabric starting at each bottom mark and going up to the top one.

Easy No Sew High Low Vest Tutorial

Done!  The trick is that knit fabric doesn't fray so you don't have to hem it or finish the edges!  Feel free to do so if you want to, but how easy is this?!?

Easy No Sew High Low Vest Tutorial

You can find a huge selection of knit fabric on Etsy.   If you're looking for buffalo plaid like what I used for my girls' vests, you can find it here.




Easy No Sew High Low Vest Tutorial

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 Easy no-sew high low vest tutorial: http://bit.ly/2xo5WIR 
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Easy No Sew High Low Vest Tutorial

I'd love to see yours when you're done!  Share a picture on the Sunshine and Spoons Facebook page or tag me on Instagram.








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